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Kiev: Jewish History Private Tour with Babi Yar

Product ID: 72361
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Discover the most interesting and significant facts about history of the Jewish community in Kiev on a 3-hour guided tour by a private vehicle. Visit all the main sites and landmarks, related to the Jewish heritage in Kiev and learn about the prominent
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Ukrainian, English, Polish, Russian

Pickup included

Pick-up from all Kiev hotels and apartments
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the birthplace of Golda Meir and see the house with memorial plaque
  • Visit the most tragic place for the Jewish community in Kiev – Babi Yar
  • Learn about the contribution of the famous Jews to the economic, political and cultural life of Kiev
  • Find out interesting facts about the building of Brodsky Choral Synagogue
  • See the monument to a prominent Jewish writer Sholem Aleichem
Full description
A comprehensive 3-hour tour of the Jewish heritage of Kiev will start, once you meet you guide at your hotel. It’s hard to overestimate the role of the Jewish community in the different spheres of the capital’s life throughout the centuries. The periods of restrictions and persecutions of Jews were replaced by the loyalty periods, and by the end of the 19th century, Jewish bankers and entrepreneurs, artists and engineers have made a great contribution into the development of the city.

This tour gives you a possibility to look behind the curtain of the Jewish history, full of secrets and riddles. In the downtown, you will discover beautiful samples of fine mansions of 19-20 centuries, built for Jewish merchants and businessmen. In the Jewish quarter, you will visit the central Brodsky Choral Synagogue and learn its secrets.

Then you will glance at the Bessarabsky indoor market, presented to the city by Lazar Brodsky more than 100 years ago. After that, your guide will show you the house, where the prime minister of Israel Golda Meir was born. Moreover, you will discover Sholem Aleichem Monument and find out interesting facts from his biography.

This tour won’t be complete without uncovering the tragic pages of the history of Babi Yar, where over 150 000 Jews were killed during World War II. You will discover Memorials dedicated to the victims of that terrible massacre and your guide will tell you striking facts about it.

You will get a complete picture of the history of the Jewish community in Kiev after this tour. In the end, your private driver will drop you off at your hotel.
Includes
  • Professional guide service
  • Transportation services along the route
  • Pick up service from the hotel
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 8 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Green Tour Ukraine

Product ID: 72361